An Introduction to Hadith: History and Sources

Front Cover
MIU Press, Feb 28, 2013 - Hadith - 303 pages
1 Review

As the second main source of the true religion of Islam, hadith has a history full of ups and downs as far as the manner of its transmittal and the periods of its compilation and publication are concerned. Those who are acquainted with Islamic  history  have all acknowledged that from the time of transmittal up to now, hadith as been associated with many desirable as well as undesirable events, and its compilation and publication in some periods have had both faithful advocates and stern adversaries.

For this reason, learning the “history of hadith” – though a piece of knowledge outside the different branches of the science of hadith – is essential for all those who want to benefit from the Sunnah  and the corpus of hadith especially in view of the fact that the beginning of hadith compilation and its mechanism have not been the same for the proponents of the various Islamic  schools  of  thought, each  of  them  having a different opinion whose outcome may adversely 

affect the credibility and status of the existing traditions (ahadith).

The present book, which has been written as a textbook in the tertiary level of Islamic studies, endeavors to present the general subjects relevant to hadith and its history as well as to acquaint the students of this field with the Sunni hadith collections and the Four Books (Kutub al-Arba‘ah) of the Shi‘ah in a simple and easy-to-understand approach.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

PART I
1
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MAIN CLASSIFICATIONS
25
THE AUTHORITY OF THE HOLY PROPHETs _s SUNNAH
37
AUTHORITATIvE
49
PART 2
67
HADITH DURING THE TIME OF THE SAHABAH AND TABIUN
83
THE BEGINNING OF WRITING HADITH
99
A BRIEF SURVEY OF THE HIsToRY OF SHIAH WRITING
111
SAHIH MUSLIM
157
SUNAN ABU DAUD
177
SUNAN TIRMIDHI
187
SUNAN NIsAI
201
SUNAN IBN MAJAH
211
PART 4
219
MAN LA YAHDURUHU LFAQIH
241
TAHDHIB ALAHKAM FI SHARH ALMUQNIAH
261

PART 3
121
MUSNAD AHMAD IBN HANBAL
129
SAHIH ALBUKHARI
139
ALIsTIBsAR FI MA AKHTALAFA MIN ALAKHBAR
277
87
287
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information